H) Spiritual Identity

Written by Etman Heart. Posted in Spiritual Principles & Beliefs

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"Then God said, "Let's make humankind in our image, in our likeness. . ."

(Genesis 1:26)


S P I R I T U A L    I D E N T I T Y


1. God gave humans a Spirit, not TO any living creature, that we have spiritual identity that we behave and act very differently from all the creation:

•              1 John 3:24, "Those who obey his commands live in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us."

2. God created humankind in his image and likeness without condition but just to rule over all animals and subdue the earth; and plant for food (Gen. 1:26-30)

•              Genesis 1:26, "Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

3. Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit                        

•              1 Corinthians 6:19, "Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;"

    And with this verse that we are temple of God:

•              1 Corinthians 3:16-17, "Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? 17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple."

4. The Kingdom of God is in our midst:

•              Luke 17:20-21, "Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, 21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”[c]

5. Humanity is one body and Christ is the head (1 Corinthians 12:12-27), briefly expressed in this verse: 

•              Romans 12:4-5, "For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others."

6. In our anger, we do not give the devil a foothold:

•              Ephesians 4:25-27, "Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold."

7. We are all children of God through faith and we are all one in Christ Jesus:

•              Galatians 3:26-28, "So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

8. We all share the one loaf:

•              1 Corinthians 10:16-17, " Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? 17 Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf."

9. God put his laws into our hearts and heads:

•              Hebrews 10:16, “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.”

10. God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.

•              Romans 5:5, "And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us."



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